Copacabana

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Groucho Marx and Carmen Miranda team up for this musical comedy set at the famous nightclub, which has been given a simple presentation on DVD. Copacabana has been transferred to disc in its original full-screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been remixed for playback in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options or bonus materials included.
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Groucho Marx and Carmen Miranda team up for this musical comedy set at the famous nightclub, which has been given a simple presentation on DVD. Copacabana has been transferred to disc in its original full-screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been remixed for playback in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options or bonus materials included.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Scene index
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Simply because of the talent involved, Copacabana should be a hilarious treat. After all, what could be more interesting that teaming up the uniquely bizarre Carmen Miranda with the bizarrely unique Groucho Marx? Sure enough, the stars don't disappoint, but their talents are squandered in a vehicle that is as dull and pedestrian as one can imagine. The premise -- that Groucho tries to pass his client Carmen off as two different performers -- is certainly full of promise, but it's as if the writers exhausted themselves coming up with it and couldn't find the energy to do anything original or interesting with it. Even these two personalities need material, and what they have here is weak, weak, weak. There are highlights, of course, including Groucho exulting "Go West, Young Man," and Carmen sinking her teeth into "Tico Tico," but not enough to make the film special. In addition, Groucho seems a bit at sea without his brothers and Margaret Dumont; the creators haven't figured out a context into which his special personality can be shown off to its best advantage, and that hurts things. So, for that matter, do the bland performances of Andy Russell, Steve Cochran and Gloria Jean. Copacabana is a missed opportunity, redeemed somewhat by its stars.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/2003
  • UPC: 017153135985
  • Original Release: 1947
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  • Source: Republic Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Groucho Marx Lionel Devereaux
Carmen Miranda Carmen Novarro
Andy Russell Himself
Steve Cochran Steve Hunt
Gloria Jean Anne
Ralph Sanford Liggeti
Abel Green Columnist
Louis Sobol Columnist
Andrew Tombes Murphy
Earl Wilson Columnist
Technical Credits
Alfred E. Green Director
Allen Boretz Screenwriter
Phil Cahn Editor
Larry Ceballos Choreography
Sam Coslow Producer
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Howard Harris Screenwriter
Laszlo Vadnay Original Story, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [1:30]
2. Leave Quietly [3:50]
3. The Bad Check Is in the Mail [4:16]
4. Monkey Business Plan [3:23]
5. The Greatest Unknown Star [3:39]
6. Carmen's Audition [1:26]
7. Lionel's Long List of Clients [2:40]
8. Moroccan Fifi [4:30]
9. Bolero [5:10]
10. Preparing a Nervous Breakup [2:48]
11. Carmen's Debut [3:45]
12. Fifi's Debut [2:43]
13. Two Men, One Split Personality [7:17]
14. Simple Cupid Andy [6:43]
15. Stardom on Her Mind [6:07]
16. For the Price of Fifi [5:32]
17. Talented Young Fella [5:47]
18. Killing Frankenfifi [5:50]
19. No More [2:30]
20. Running From the Law [3:32]
21. Inquiring Minds Interrogate [2:13]
22. The Proof Is in the Kiss [2:55]
23. His Name in Lights [3:25]
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